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Investigating quality aspects of current color management tools
Author(s): Hendrik Buering; Patrick G. Herzog; Eggert Jung
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Paper Abstract

Color Management (CM) tools claim to give both accurate and consistent results. However using CM tools of distinct manufacturers, different results are likely to occur even if the same parameters are given. Obviously the manufacturers do not focus on the same criteria doing their optimizations, which leads to the fact that each CM tool has its own strengths and weaknesses. In this study, new methods for comparing CM tools were evaluated, and with these methods, ICC profiles generated by five CM tools of current leaders on the market were investigated in order to point out their weaknesses and strengths. In addition, the influence of using various CM modules (CMM) was tested. For the generation of each ICC profile, the same measurements were used. Since the standardized ISO 12642 file format, in which the measurement data are stored, was not accepted by each of the tools, the file had to be converted to proprietary formats. The investigated quality aspects were accuracy by each of the tools, the file had to be converted to proprietary criteria. For each aspect, performance was visualized by mapping the (Delta) E values to pseudo colors, giving a very intuitive view on the investigated subject.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4300, Color Imaging: Device-Independent Color, Color Hardcopy, and Graphic Arts VI, (21 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.410804
Show Author Affiliations
Hendrik Buering, Aachen Univ. of Technology (Germany)
Patrick G. Herzog, Aachen Univ. of Technology (Germany)
Eggert Jung, NexPress GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4300:
Color Imaging: Device-Independent Color, Color Hardcopy, and Graphic Arts VI
Reiner Eschbach; Gabriel G. Marcu, Editor(s)

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